Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm (ICA) and Another Cured Whoosher
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If you experience pulsatile tinnitus and have a difficult time finding doctors to take your case seriously and not like
a case of "regular" tinnitus for which there is no known cure, consider printing out this report.
Pulsatile tinnitus was the only symptom this patient suffered. She was put on hypertension medications for
five years with no relief. No relief because the medications weren't addressing the problem. What the patient needed more
than medications and crossed fingers was a thorough and proper evaluation of her symptom. The doctors who write this
report found, upon such an evaluation, that the cause of her whoosh was an aneurysm of the internal carotid artery (ICA).
test that detected this cause in this case was an MRI. Her CT scan of the temporal bone did not reveal it. An angiogram
was used to further evaluate the problem once it was identified, and it was "successfully treated with an embolization
procedure. Another cured whoosher!
Doctors in the piece do indicate that this cause is rare, but it is one of
many possible causes that need to be considered. You don't have to experience pulsatile tinnitus and another
symptom for something to be wrong. Pulsatile tinnitus - as many patients will tell anyone who listens - is enough.
It's time more medical professional realize this.
This medical report will be added to our Cured Whooshers page, where the list of possible causes and successful treatments - and medical reports written by doctors that reiterate
the significance of pulsatile tinnitus - gets longer and longer.
Source: Pulsatile Tinnitus as the Sole Manifestation of an Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm Successfully Treated by Coil Embolization, Dong-Kee Kim, MD, Yong Sam Shin, MD, Jae Hong Lee, MD, and Shi-Nae Park, MD, Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 September;
Published online 2012 August 27.